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Professor Nancy Maurer was recently appointed as a co-chair of the American Association of Law Schools' Clinical Section Externship Committee for a two-year term.
The Externship Committee will focus over the next few years aon identifying and sharing best practices for teaching in externships – also known as field placements, increasing field placement faculty membership in the clinical section and in reaching faculty new to field placements. A national externship conference (Externships 6) organized through the committee will take place in March 2012 at Harvard and Northeastern Law Schools.
As director of Albany Law School's Field Placement Clinic, Professor Maurer helps second- and third-year law students gain valuable hands-on experience through field placements with judicial chambers, government agencies, public interest groups and other organizations.
Professor Maurer also teaches Legal Issues in Medicine and previously taught Negotiating for Lawyers, Trial Practice, Fact Investigation and Disability Law. Her article "Addressing Problems of Power and Supervision in Field Placements" was published this past fall in the Clinical Law Review, published by New York University’s School of Law.
Professor Maurer is a member and former co-chair of the New York State Bar Association Committee on Issues Affecting People with Disabilities, and she is the chair of the board of directors for Disability Advocates, Inc.
Prior to joining the Albany Law School faculty, Professor Maurer served as staff attorney for New York State Commission on Quality of Care for the Mentally Disabled and practiced law with a legal services program in Charleston, S.C.
Professor Maurer earned her B.A. from Middlebury College and her J.D. from George Washington University National Law Center.